Man kills himself in Ma’aleh Adumim police station

A man called in for questioning at the Ma’aleh Adumim station took his life, shooting himself in the head in a bathroom.

October 15, 2012 02:14
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A man called in for questioning at the Ma’aleh Adumim police station took his life on Sunday, shooting himself in the head in a bathroom.

Police had not revealed details about the identity of the suspect or why he was called in for questioning by press time.

Ch.-Insp. Dudi Asraf, spokesman for the Judea and Samaria police district, said the man was summoned to the station on Saturday night and came in on Sunday with his personal sidearm. The suspect had not been told why he was called in, and shortly before he was to be questioned he asked to go to the bathroom. Moments later police heard a single shot from the bathroom, Asraf said.

The man was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where he soon died.

Asraf said that the reasons for the suicide appeared to be personal, and not related to the investigation against him, as police never informed him why they wanted to speak to him.

When asked how a man called in for questioning in connection to a criminal investigation was able to carry a pistol into the station, Asraf said that when he arrived at the station he showed the security guard his gun permit and was allowed to enter.

Asraf said it is normal procedure that before an interrogation begins, if the suspect has a gun they are asked to remove the magazine and empty the chamber.

On Sunday, however, the man asked to go to the bathroom and shot himself in the head before he could be forced to disable his pistol.

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